Cannot uninstall Windows SDK Ver 7.1

The uninstaller for Windows SDK 7.1 on Windows 7 Pro 64x SP1 is unable to access a file required to continue setup (this is what it states). I am actually attempting to uninstall the SDK.

The error I get is "Could not access network location 4.0". "Please ensure that your network connection is working correctly and retry setup to continue.


I read the release notes and I have already perform the following below...


3.2 How to Uninstall SDK Components

...  However, a few shared components installed by the SDK may need to be uninstalled separately. This guide provides instructions for uninstalling those shared components.

To uninstall shared SDK components:

1. From the Start Menu, go to Control Panel, Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs on pre-Vista OS's)

2. Select and remove the following entry:

· Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 (7.1) (the Windows SDK core-component files)

3. Remove the shared components. This list provides some of the components you may see. If you are running a 64 bit version of Windows you may see both 32 bit (x86) and 64 bit (x64, IA-64) versions of the components listed:

· Application Verifier

· Debugging Tools for Windows

· Windows Performance Toolkit

· Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0

· Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable

· Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Standard Edition


I still get the same message....


How do I fix this?





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Last updated December 16, 2019 Views 12,030 Applies to: